#day60 – creating a new granola

I’m a bit dumb. I’m such a breakfast-granola-lover and ate my whole life this boring sugar-coated convenience granola from the supermarket. Thank’s to my food guru Delicously Ella I had to learn, baking your own crunchy granola is so easy and tastes so much better. After trying it you’ll never eat the supermarket granola again, I can promise you.

Everytime I have to procure replenishment, I’m experimenting a bit with the ingredients. You can do it as well. Just make sure it’s always a mixture of oats, nuts, seeds and dry fruits.

Here’s my own created recipe of today:

Apricot-Coconut-Granola

Preheat the oven to 180 degree. Air circulation.

  • 300g rolled oats
  • 100g crushed pecan nuts
  • 100g crushed hazelnuts
  • 100g flax seeds
  • 75g coconut flakes
  • 75g pumpkin seeds
  • 75g sunflower seeds

Mix all these dry ingredients in a large bowl. You really don’t have to buy expensive chia seeds. Flax seeds have exactly the same impact.

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cacao powder

Melt the coconut oil and maple syrup in a pan on the oven. Stir in cinnamon and cacao powder and mix it. Pour it over the dry oats-nuts-seeds-mixture and stir it well. Everything should be coated with the sweet liquid. Place the mixture into a baking tray and bake for about 30 minutes, until crunchy. You’ll need to stir the mixture twice during baking to ensure that every bit gets toasted and the top doesn’t burn.

  • 200g dried apricots
  • 80g popped quinoa

Cut the dried apricots into very small pieces. Once the baked granola cooled down add the cutted apricots and the popped quinoa. That’s it. Pretty easy – isn’t it?

Last recommendation: Enjoy the granola with coconut yoghurt and fresh fruits such as banana and apple.

We’ll see us in granola heaven!

 

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2 Comments

  1. Honey, do you know, what you forgot to mention about your delicious recipe? The whole kitchen will smell like a coconut-island, even for the next two days! 🙂

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